Ruckus Wireless

Ruckus Wireless™ is a venture-based Wi-Fi technology pioneer formed in June 2004 in Silicon Valley. Ruckus Wireless designs, manufactures and markets unique “Smart Wi-Fi” products and Smart Wireless LAN (WLAN) systems based on patented Wi-Fi technology.


Ruckus Technology

At the heart of all of its products is patented Smart Wi-Fi technology. Smart Wi-Fi is a collection of four unique technology breakthroughs in the areas of adaptive RF control (BeamFlex), sophisticated application-aware QoS (SmartCast), advanced security mechanisms (SmartSec) and resilient Wi-Fi meshing (Smart Mesh Networking). Integrated within Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi systems, these technologies ensure the reliable and predictable performance essential for supporting the most challenging applications.

BeamFlex represents the industry’s most advanced Wi-Fi smart antenna implementation. Combining a compact internal antenna array with expert control software, BeamFlex continuously ranks the antenna configurations for each receiving device and reconfigures itself in real-time to bypass interference and physical barriers. BeamFlex steers Wi-Fi signals around interference to ensure predictable performance at a greater range. It also eliminates dead spots, increasing the range and performance of the Wi-Fi network from 200 to 300 percent.

High-gain directional antennas provide up to 9dBi gain and 18dB interference rejection. Highly sensitive antenna elements also deliver the industry’s most sensitive Wi-Fi receiving capabilities. BeamFlex allows long-range reception of Wi-Fi signals down to -100 dBm. This results in the most reliable Wi-Fi systems available today.


SmartCast is a sophisticated traffic management engine that provides a number of unique functions such as content parsing, multicast conversion, application classification, and quality of service controls. Unlike other quality of service implementation, SmartCast provides automatic flow classification, software pre-queuing per station and per packet scheduling of traffic over the smart antenna array.


SmartSec is a unique collection of advanced security capabilities made simple to use. SmartSec includes the ability to dynamically generate pre-shared encryption keys, role-based user access, Layer 2/3 client isolation, robust link layer encryption and wireless intrusion detection.


Smart Mesh Networking changes the fundamental economics of WLAN deployment. Smart Mesh Networking uses Ruckus-patented Smart Wi-Fi and expert RF routing technologies for creating long-range, reliable and adaptive Wi-Fi trunk connections between access points – obviating the need for cabling Ethernet to every access point.


Named a “Technology Pioneer” by the World Economic Forum, Ruckus Wireless is widely recognized for developing the industry’s first Smart Wi-Fi technology. Smart Wi-Fi uses sophisticated smart antenna array and quality of service technologies to extend the range of Wi-Fi signals, automatically avoiding interference and dynamically adjusting Wi-Fi to cope with environmental changes. This results in Wi-Fi that reaches farther and is inherently more reliable.